Friday, December 26, 2008


Sorry....I got so busy the last couple of days I didn't even wish everyone a Merry Christmas like I planned (except everyone that got cards, form letters and talked to us.)

Ha! Ha! Ha! Merry Christmas!!!

On Christmas Eve, as I was backing out of the driveway, I noticed this strange wicker chair just in the alcove of our front doorway. I thought, What is that chair doing near the front door? So I called from my cell phone and asked the family if they knew anything about it. No one did. "JON AND ANNIE!!!" Nothing like catching us off guard at Christmas time for a nice practical joke. I will be returning the chair after I paint it bright pink. It will go well with the flamingos I left them last year! (Or was that the year I did Memorial Day wreaths?) What kind of nice Christmas d├ęcor can I pick up for 90% off?

We always get together with my step-family for Christmas Eve dinner for Italian food with recipes have been passed down from generation to generation. Most of my friends know I don't do pasta. It's not that I don't like doesn't like me. There was fish and plenty of other food. Jared had to make my traditional "English toffee" this year due to my hand problem.

Christmas day:

Littlest Pet Shop kept Mimi occupied for the rest of the day! The rest of us were like zombies opening our gifts because it was almost 9:00 AM, afterall. We had a fun day that ended with my brother and his family and my mom and stepdad over for dinner. It was a very white Christmas with a blizzard that left the roads snow packed for shopping today!


DJ said...

That is so great!! I miss the days when my kids use to act that way. Our Christmas with the adult kids was nothing like that.

Nicole said...

wow, my kids didn't get that excited about any of their gifts. They would open one, look at it momentarily, toss it aside, and go look under the tree for another one.

When I called them on it, saying maybe we should take their gifts back because they didn't seem so excited Zoey said, "No, you can't take them back. I love them too much!"

JaMean said...

LOL!  Mimi....thanks for the laugh!  That was SO cute!I want something that makes me that

Kari said...

Talk about excitement! I would love to have that excitement! Oh the joy of being a kid.

Anonymous said...

Just remember that if that chair comes back bright pink,we will only be forced to take action, yet again. I must also remind you that I am a innocent.

Krista said...

The chair would look great just in time for Valentine's Day (and your wedding anniversary). You can then use it for your gym for your clients to pass out on!

Karen said...

I don't think I have ever been as excited as Mimi in that video. My kids are still making me play it.